Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Link to Evangeline

I've had a request for an easy access link to my short story "Evangeline."
So, here it is, enjoy!


There are 28 blog posts to the entire story (over 10,000 words). If you click on the "Blog Archive" link on the left side of the home page, then click on May 2006 and scroll to the bottom you will find the beginning.


Your answers are riddles
spoken through
a great chasm.
The bitter wind
traps your words
and scatters them across
the battlefield
of the heart,
like the seeds from
the dandelion.
a new ending, settles
and becomes.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Father Mine

It was rare
to see him smile.
But who knows what
demons tormented
his soul?
Angry at the world,
misery was his constant.
He lived a solitary life
never knowing how
to open his heart
to anyone or thing.
Perhaps the king
of the world has
no need for such pursuits
as gratitude or
His unremarkable life
has left its marks
on all of us.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Cold Shoulder

I climbed the mountain
cold and hard
there I found nothing but
empty wind
and the tattered treasures
of pilgrims

You were not there
waiting as the frozen air
filled my lungs with pain
Why did I make this journey?

The mountain knows my
only victory is this single moment
of life escaping in a misty cloud
of breath, and nothing more
There is no flag to plant with joy
in this barren wasteland
and there is no time to make it
out before the darkness falls